Gary Lautens

Gary Lautens

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gary Lautens (November 3, 1928 - February 1, 1992) was a Canadian humorist and newspaper columnist. He wrote for the Toronto Star from 1962 until his death. Born in Fort William, Ontario and raised in Hamilton, Lautens began working for the Hamilton Spectator after school and in the summers when he was just 13 years old. He subsequently studied history at McMaster Univ ersity, where he was editor of the campus newspaper The Silhouette from 1948 to 1950. He subsequently rejoined the Spectator in 1950, working as a police reporter, sportswriter and columnist. Fans of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats once burned Lautens in effigy after he had written something unflattering about the team in the newspaper. He met his wife, Jackie, in 1957 when she was a contestant and he was a judge in the annual "Miss Tigercat" pageant. In 1962, Lautens was hired by the Star to replace Pierre Berton. At the Star, Lautens became the most widely-read columnist in Canada. He also hosted occasional television and radio programming on CBC Television.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134915165
  • 9786134915168